Trips: Tetons Winter 2020

It is bitterly cold, all the more so because there are no clouds and every last ounce of heat has escaped to the heavens, even...

It is bitterly cold, all the more so because there are no clouds and every last ounce of heat has escaped to the heavens, even as the sun begins to reach the Teton range signaling the beginning of a new day.

In winter the lowlands around Schwabacher Landing and the Snake River are closed as a diverse array of wildlife try to survive...

In winter the lowlands around Schwabacher Landing and the Snake River are closed as a diverse array of wildlife try to survive the long cold season.

Within 20 minutes of sunrise,  the initial golden glow gives way to a clear white light.

Within 20 minutes of sunrise, the initial golden glow gives way to a clear white light.

Only a few tufts of sage remain uncovered in the open fields that stretch for miles below the Teton range.

Only a few tufts of sage remain uncovered in the open fields that stretch for miles below the Teton range.

Sunrise on the Tetons.

Sunrise on the Tetons.

A cross fox makes its way across the snowy meadows.

A cross fox makes its way across the snowy meadows.

WIth great precision, the fox listens and identifies the location of a rodent that has unwisely moved two feet below the snow...

WIth great precision, the fox listens and identifies the location of a rodent that has unwisely moved two feet below the snow. Perhaps using some form of internal radar, the fox will launch high in the air and dive nose first many feet away through the snow to catch his unsuspecting prey.